Dalvin Cook Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- August 10, 1995 (23)
- 3rd Season
- 2017 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 41 (MIN)
- Florida State
Dalvin Cook News
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook could thrive in 2019 with Gary Kubiak joining the team as an offensive assistant who is expected to implement a zone running scheme. Cook tore his ACL early in his rookie season and missed six games in 2018, so he should surpass his career numbers if he can just stay healthy. On his 207 attempts in his two seasons, Cook has run for 969 yards and caught 51 passes for 395 yards for six total touchdowns. Kubiak's offense will likely give Cook a more defined role in the offense. Quarterback Kirk Cousins should be under center a lot more in 2019 instead of in the shotgun, and Cook did much better with Cousins under center in 2018. A better offensive line and more efficiency out of Cook would also help. Because of his injuries, Cook can probably be had at some point in the second round as a low-end RB1 with potential to outperform his draft slot if he stays healthy.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook closes out his injury prone 2018 season on a disappointing note. Cook rushed 11 times for 39 yards and caught four passes for 21 yards in the 24-10 loss to the Bears. Cook's durability is going to be the biggest concern going forward. He has the potential to be a star running back, but can't seem to stay on the field. We'll see if his luck changes next season.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had another productive outing on Sunday, rushing 16 times for 73 yards and adding three catches on three targets for 35 receiving yards in the 27-9 win over the Detroit Lions. As with the entire offense, Cook started this game slowly as the Lions kicked field goals and the Vikings' drives were stalling fast. However, Cook was force-fed the ball as the Vikings took the lead and looked to salt the clock away, and he did the most with his touches. This is the third straight game in which Cook has averaged 4.2 YPC or better. Cook will face a much stiffer test in Week 17 against the top-tier defense of the Chicago Bears - consider him a mid-range RB2 for that contest.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook tallied 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries during a blowout 41-17 over the Miami Dolphins. He also had one reception for 27 yards. It was the most running yards Cook has had in a game during his young career. It was also his first multi-touchdown game of the season. Cook has had a tough campaign, but he saved his best performance for the fantasy playoffs. Kevin Stefanski, the Vikings' new offensive coordinator, had a plan to utilize Cook far more frequently. He is a high-end RB2 going into Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had 18 touches in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks, and in reality, he should have had more. Cook has also become a key member of the passing attack, totaling 13 receptions over the past two weeks. Now, with a new offensive coordinator, Cook is set to be unleashed against the 29th ranked run defense of the Miami Dolphins in Week 15. Expect the Vikings to use him early and often as they attempt to recover from the offensive issues that plagued them in Week 14. Cook is a solid RB2 for fantasy purposes against the Dolphins.
Dalvin Cook Stats
The following is a breakdown of Dalvin Cook stats. This page is updated weekly throughout the NFL season showcasing the Minnesota Vikings RB. Our situational tables show Dalvin Cook stats in a number of variations which include different time periods and game situations.